Appalachian State is setting its sights on a fall 2020 enrollment of 20,000 students, with Chancellor Sheri Everts and other administrators noting earlier this month that continued growth is vital to the institution’s financial sustainability and its standing across the state.

BLOWING ROCK — Public hearings and input from Blowing Rock citizens will be gathered as part of the process to create a Valley Boulevard vision plan that was unanimously approved to be contracted out to Benchmark CMR of Charlotte by the Blowing Rock Town Council during a special meeting on T…

BOONE – The former location of Modern Subaru in Boone at 199 N.C. 105 Extension could be the future home to an $11 million complex with one mixed-use building and one-multi-family building, according to a building permit application filed with the town of Boone.

The U.S. Department of Justice has recently sued the Baltimore County government alleging that its written test for police officer recruits was unfairly biased against black applicants. It turns out that black applicants failed the written test at a rate much greater than white applicants. T…

Since its beginning, the Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge has made more than 1.5 million differences in the High Country, one dollar at a time, by creating positive change for women and girls through collective giving.

Physically diminutive, intellectually acerbic and with an eye for the ironic, Margaret Ng — lawyer, writer and former legislator — is, at 71, a member of the generation for which this city’s youthful protesters have scant patience. They say the elders have been too patient about Hong Kong’s …